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World Futures: INFORMATION - What And How Do We Teach People?

on April 21, 2017 - 5:15am

World Futures: What Do We Need?

By ANDY ANDREWS
Los Alamos World Futures Institute

It was not that long ago that we went to school to learn the three R’s – Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic. These skills served the student well as the foundation for learning other skills, communicating, and doing basic mathematical calculations of everyday life.  Today reading is often supplanted by video, writing has given way to keyboarding, and mathematics has become a smart phone application.

Video increases the speed of information transmission, keyboarding increases speed of composition, and the smart

Golf Course Improvements Long Overdue

on April 21, 2017 - 5:10am
Los Alamos Golf Course Manager Sam Logan, left, and Head Golf Pro Donnie Torres. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com


By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Improvements to the Los Alamos Golf Course are long overdue. The last major capital improvements to the course occurred in 1970 and its irrigation system is 30 years old.

If passed, the $20 million recreation bond would provide an estimated $4.5 million to fix up the golf course.

Welcome To The Woods

on April 21, 2017 - 5:08am

 

WICCAN News:

Ever wondered what real witches do on the night of the full moon? Or what the Pentagram really means? Or what a Wiccan ritual is like -- or wanted to see one? Join the Coven of Our Lady of the Woods for three fun and informative evenings where they will explore these questions and much more.

The group meets the second Wednesday of May, June and July to share information and skills about the modern practice of witchcraft. They gather at 6:30 p.m. and the program begins at 7 p.m. at the Los Alamos Unitarian Church, 1738 North Sage St.

Los Alamos Ranks #8 Best Place To Live In America

on April 21, 2017 - 5:07am
NICHE News:
 
Niche just released its new 2017 Best Places to Live rankings. Out of more than 15,000 towns and neighborhoods in the US, Los Alamos is the #8 best place to live in America.
 
These new rankings explore 228 cities and over 15,000 towns and neighborhoods to find the best places to live in the U.S. based on crime, public schools, cost of living, job opportunities, and local amenities. Data used in this ranking was pulled directly from the U.S. Census, FBI, BLS and CDC, as well as millions of reviews from residents.
 
Here's a first look at the 2017 Best Places to Live in New

Athlete Of The Week: Senior Nathaniel Ortega

on April 21, 2017 - 5:02am

Senior Nathaniel Ortega

SPORTS News:

Los Alamos High School senior Nathaniel Ortega is this week's featured athlete:


What do you hope to get out of playing track in high school?  
Having a great time with great friends!

What is your favorite subject in school?
Psychology

Where do you hope to attend college and what do you want to study?
Undecided

Coach question - What makes this athlete stand out?
Nathaniel is everything a coach could ask for. He has a great attitude, works hard, is coachable, and always puts the team ahead of himself.

 
 
110 Central Park Square
Los Alamos, NM
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McQuiston: Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives

on April 21, 2017 - 4:55am

By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency

Did you know roughly half of home fire deaths result from fires that occur when most people are asleep – between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m.?

Smoke spreads quickly, and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out. In fact, having a working smoke alarm cuts the chances of dying in a reported fire in half! Simply put, smoke alarms save lives.

A general rule of thumb is to replace the batteries in your smoke detectors when Daylight Savings Time ends and begins. Did you remember to do this with the recent time change?

Los Alamos/Japan Project Making History

on April 21, 2017 - 4:52am
HISTORICAL SOCIETY News:
 
In just one year since it’s founding, the Los Alamos/Japan Project is already building a bridge of understanding between Los Alamos, Hiroshima, and Nagasaki—and making history around the globe.
  • For the second year in a row, the National Trust for Historic Preservation has awarded a grant to the Los Alamos/Japan Project.

Letter To The Editor: Vote No On Recreation Bond

on April 21, 2017 - 4:49am
By TOM HARRIS
Los Alamos
 
Once again it appears that a number of our fellow Los Alamos citizens feel compelled to spend our tax dollars to benefit a limited number of county residents.
 
In this particular case, the Recreation Bond Proposal is being championed by several special interest groups. These include supporters of the already-once-defeated recreational (now called multi-generational) pool, local hockey enthusiasts, softball players, and golfers.
 
Although I certainly don't disagree with the concept of our collective taxpayer dollars funding the county's recreational

LA Nukes Beat UWC Montezuma In Rugby Rumble

on April 20, 2017 - 8:50pm

Nukes' Levi Guarello and Jake Mairson lift Joey Sorenson for a lineout. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

From left, Ryan McNeil, Stefan Brenner and Jake Mairson. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

SPORTS News:

The Nukes Rugby Club from Los Alamos and the United World College (UWC) Montezumas squared off last Friday evening at Sullivan Field for some rugby rumble. 

UWC has students from at least 65 countries, ages 16-19. There team had players from at least eight countries, which made for a very interesting roster.   

The match was very completive and when time ran out, The Nukes

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Cooking Classes Offered May 1, 3, 8, 10

on April 20, 2017 - 5:21pm
 
RAES News:
 
The Rio Arriba Extension Service in cooperation with NM Dept. of Health, Diabetes Prevention and Control Program and New Mexico State University Coop. Extension Service, will offer a Kitchen Creations Diabetes cooking school for people with Type II diabetes. Classes will be limited to 15 participants and participants must be willing to commit to all four classes.
 
Classes are 5:30-8:30 p.m., Monday and Wednesday, May 1, 3, 8, 10, at the San Pedro Community Center, County Road 8 #30, Espanola.
 
Sign up today! Call the extension office 505.685.4523. New Mexico State

Meet Newly Sworn Los Alamos Police Officers

on April 20, 2017 - 5:15pm
Newly sworn Los Alamos Police Ofc. Michael Weiss and his wife, Melissa. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
Newly sworn Los Alamos Police Ofc. David Randleman with his wife, Jessica and their children. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
Staff Report

Two new Los Alamos Police Officers, David Randleman and Michael Weiss were sworn by Magistrate Judge Pat Casados Thursday. They were joined in the courtroom by their families, several LAPD officers and other county staff.

Randleman is a graduate of Aztec High School and San Juan Community College.

‘Rain Sung, Star Flung’ Premieres April 20

on April 20, 2017 - 4:50pm

CHAMISA News:

The community is invited to the premiere of “Rain Sung, Star Flung” at 7-9 p.m. Thursday, April 20 at Chamisa Elementary School in White Rock.

Admission is free and the content is family-friendly, but suggested audience is 10 and up.

Chamisa 6th grade teacher/Drama Club Director Cindy Richard wrote this science fiction film set on an alien world dubbed “Neuwirth” that humans disembarking from an Earth colony ship are now attempting to colonize. There isn’t any other intelligent life on the planet ... or so they thought.

County’s ‘Green Team’ Sets Demonstration Garden Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony For Wednesday, April 26

on April 20, 2017 - 4:35pm

Green Team Demonstration Garden near the White Rock Visitor Center and Bandelier Shuttle stop. Courtesy/LAC

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County’s employee-based “Green Team” will officially dedicate its new Green Team Demonstration Garden Wednesday, April 26 near the White Rock Visitor Center and Bandelier Shuttle stop on N.M. 4.

The community is invited to join them at the ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m., followed by tours of the garden led by members of the Green Team. Tours will continue until 1 p.m. and include an overview of the plant and materials used. 

The Demonstration Garden

Community Encouraged To Wear Blue & Green Friday

on April 20, 2017 - 4:26pm
Cathy Walters is encouraging local residents to wear blue and green Friday to bring awareness to the issue of organ and tissue donation. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Every April, people are encouraged to wear blue and green to raise awareness of the life-saving potential have as organ and tissue donors. Friday, April 21 is National Donate Life Blue & Green Day, Cathy Walters of Los Alamos is asking local community members to wear blue and green, too.

Walters received a donor heart in 2013. At 65, she was diagnosed with a progressive

UPTE Forum: Framework For New Non-Profit M&O Contract For LANL April 26

on April 20, 2017 - 4:03pm

20th Annual Los Alamos Dog Jog April 29

on April 20, 2017 - 3:55pm
One of the raffle prizes―Orion the Cat. Courtesy photo
 
DOG JOG News:
 
The 20th annual Los Alamos Dog Jog is coming up soon and we have lots of exciting prizes and activities for all participants, human and canine.
 
All proceeds go to benefit Friends of the Shelter and support our programs to provide low cost spay/neuter options and to make veterinary care accessible for seriously ill or injured dogs and cats.
 
The Dog Jog’s major sponsors are Los Alamos National Bank, Ridgeview Veterinary Hospital, Ameriprise – Jeremy Campbell, and Pet Pangaea.
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Dr. Zee Benefit Concert Features Artist Sasha Scully

on April 20, 2017 - 3:50pm

Artist Sasha Scully will create a painting during Dr. Zee Benefit Concert 5-8 p.m. Friday at UNM-LA. Courtesy Image

COMMUNITY News:

Sasha Scully, owner and operator of SäshaStylz™ Art, will do a live painting at Dr. Zee Benefit Concert, which will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday in Building 2 at the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos.

 

The concert will raise funds for Dr. Zandree Stidham, who was diagnosed with Essential Thrombocythemia in 2010.

 

Scully was born and raised in New Mexico.

Fundraiser To Support Gabriel Huerta Friday

on April 20, 2017 - 3:47pm

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Field Trip Focusing On Geology Of Northern New Mexico June 4-10

on April 20, 2017 - 3:26pm
COMMUNITY News:
 
Princeton professor emeritus Lincoln Hollister will lead a June field trip focusing on the geology of Northern New Mexico.
 
The class, based at the Ghost Ranch Education Center near Abiquíu, will look at rocks ranging in age from Río Grade Gorge outcrops dated at more than a billion years, to the much more recent volcanics of the Pajarito Plateau.
 
Participants will stay at Ghost Ranch, with lodging and meals provided. They will explore the geology of the ranch area on foot and by van.

Laura Loy Tapped To Lead LAPS Foundation

on April 20, 2017 - 12:11pm

Laura Loy has been named executive director for the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos native Laura Loy has been named executive director for the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation organization. Loy is taking over from Joanna Gillespie, who served in the role for the past 12 years.

“I am very excited for the opportunity to serve as director of such an impactful organization as the LAPS Foundation,” Loy said Tuesday during an interview with the Los Alamos Daily Post.

Quorum Notice For Demonstration Garden Ribbon Cutting Wednesday

on April 20, 2017 - 11:51am

COUNTY News:

A quorum of the Los Alamos County Council may attend a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the Demonstration Garden in White Rock, however no action will be taken.

The ceremony is 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 26 on N.M. 4 in White Rock. The community is invited to attend.

Obituary: Richard P. Cook March 25, 1926 – April 17, 2017

on April 20, 2017 - 11:14am

RICHARD P. COOK March 25, 1926April 17, 2017

Richard P. Cook, 91, a lifelong resident of Española, passed away peacefully at his home on April 17, 2017 surrounded by his loved ones. 

Richard was born in Española, New Mexico on March 25, 1926 to Windell P. Cook, a businessman and Sarah A. Acherman, a school teacher. He graduated from Santa Fe High School in 1943. After high school, he was inducted into the U.S. Navel Service in 1944. He served in the Navy in the Asiatic Pacific Arena during World War II. He was a trained “frogman” that served as the predecessors to the Navy Seals.

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LANL: Students Showcase Projects At 27th Annual Supercomputing Challenge

on April 20, 2017 - 10:48am

Los Alamos National Laboratory. The Supercomputing Challenge is project-based learning geared to teaching a wide range of skills: research, writing, teamwork, time management, oral presentations and computer programming. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Team-based research highlights a wide range of skills

More than 200 New Mexico students and teachers from 55 different teams will come together April 24-25 at the  Jewish Community Center in Albuquerque to showcase their computing research projects at the 27th annual New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge expo and awards ceremony.

“It is encouraging to

Letter To The Editor: Science, Policy And Earth Day

on April 20, 2017 - 10:27am
By KHALIL SPENCER
Los Alamos

In Honor of Upcoming Earth Day: Are Science and Politics Immiscible Quantities?

“Americans have reached a point where ignorance, especially of anything related to public policy, is an actual virtue,” the scholar Tom Nichols writes in his timely new book, “The Death of Expertise.” “To reject the advice of experts is to assert autonomy, a way for Americans to insulate their increasingly fragile egos from ever being told they’re wrong about anything.

Gilman Tunnels Closing Temporarily To Mitigate Rockfall Hazards

on April 20, 2017 - 9:36am

Gilman Tunnels closing temporaritly to mitigate rockfall hazards. Courtesy/Buggs Photography

SFNF News:

The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) has announced that a half-mile segment of the road that passes through the Gilman Tunnels on the Jemez Ranger District will be closed to traffic to allow crews to remove loose rock and stabilize the rock cliffs around the tunnels.

“We apologize in advance for any inconvenience caused by our work on the Gilman Tunnels.

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